As a kid, I always gravitated toward horror comic books and movies — the darker, the better. I’m sure my parents never thought it would be something I would one day base a career on, curating for film festivals and now Shudder! I love finding films and sharing them with others; it’s kind of like… READ MORE »
Little fact about me: I LOVE the “Human Centipede” movies. There’s a part of my personality that is just inexplicably delighted by the disturbingly grotesque — which probably explains why I am still determined to find out if the 22-inch geodick is legit — so the Tom Six horror movies, about various amounts of people… READ MORE »
When I woke up this morning and turned on the Twitter, I immediately noticed that one of the things trending was “Unfriended.”
“HUH.” Says I. Perhaps a lot of people are feeling unpopular right now? Being curious, I clicked on it, and it turns out that “Unfriended” is a movie produced by MTV… READ MORE »
So it turns out Siskel and Ebert were cool as fuck: In this 1980 episode, they address the rash of exploitation horror movies released in the very late 70s and early 80s – and continued through the 80s — that used violence against women as the foundation for the film. I love the horror genre,… READ MORE »
On some level, we know that “Saw” is happening on a dilapidated soundstage instead of in a dilapidated bathroom, but we pretend not to so that it stays a scary movie instead of devolving into a meditation on how unkind the years have been to Cary Elwes. But sometimes seeing where these horror movies were… READ MORE »
Let’s be real: horror movie boyfriends are kind of dumb.
From wanting to have sex in the woods, to their leaving the basement door unlocked, to not keeping bullets in their gun, it’s almost as if these chuckleheads don’t realize they’re in a horror movie! I mean, come on, guys. Since, in any… READ MORE »
Say you’re an offbeat couple who wants to make sure your engagement photos have a unique twist. You could wear funny hats, or you could document, in graphic detail, getting brutally murdered by Jason from “Friday the 13th.” This Toronto couple went with the latter. Their engagement photos begin innocently enough, with the couple frolicking… READ MORE »
Even the best horror movie storylines hinge on the main characters making very, very poor decisions. From exploring an abandoned mental institution to spending the weekend at a serial killer’s cabin to pushing play on a cursed videotape to taking every opportunity to split up and explore dark corners alone, horror movie characters are always… READ MORE »
Halloween is not a holiday known for love, but stay with us for a sec. The canon of horror movies is rife with potentially dateable and definitely single men, who could all just use some love, or at least a nice dinner out. If online dating and the daily drudge of searching for available and… READ MORE »
Even though this video is very clearly a prank video to promote the “Carrie” remake, and even though the first 30 seconds shows you exactly how the prank was set up, I still found myself covering my eyes and pausing it multiple times to collect myself. It’s THAT scary. I’m guessing the makers of this… READ MORE »
We’ve survived the “Sharknado” and the “Birdemic” — but are we prepared for the newest killer animal on the block? Check out “Squirrels,” a horror movie about — you guessed it — killer squirrels. It’s currently in pre-production and still in the fundraising phase, but director Timur Bekmambetov is hoping we’ll bite. Bekmambetov has directed actually well-known movies… READ MORE »
I never much liked horror movies until I took a class in college called Gender and Sexuality in Horror Films (I was a Women’s Studies major, so it didn’t seem that weird at the time). We started with “Psycho” and “Peeping Tom” and worked our way up through the “Scream” franchise. Now I loooooove horror… READ MORE »
According to prominent horror critics, the things that scare us as a culture usually have a lot to do with whatever we repress and suppress. Horror is about the thin boundary between the outside and the inside being broken — both literally, as in the piercing of skin, and metaphorically, as in the destruction of… READ MORE »
I never watch horror movies because I am a total scaredy-cat and it doesn’t take much to give me serious nightmares (I slept in my brother’s room for six months after seeing “Scream” in middle school). But over the years I’ve found that even if you avoid the horror genre altogether, there are plenty of… READ MORE »
Do you like the thrill of the open water? Enjoy the luxuries of cruising on the open seas? Love living in fear for your life? Then perhaps the Carnival Cruise Lines “Saw” cruise is for you?
Yes, after the spate of music-themed cruises (Weezer cruise, anyone?), the marketing geniuses over at Carnival have… READ MORE »
In the latest issue of Elle, “Glee” and “American Horror Story” creator Ryan Murphy cast the stars of his series’ as characters from his favorite thrillers. Connie Britton, Kate Mara and others jump off the page in classic scenes from “The Birds,” “Carrie” and others. Here, “Glee”‘s Diana Agron does her best Raquel Welch in… READ MORE »
Some of today’s biggest stars had some seriously scary starts — by kicking off their careers with horror movies!
Brad Pitt, Johnny Depp, Leonardo DiCaprio, Kevin Bacon, Jamie Lee Curtis, Goerge Clooney and more all had early roles battling Jason Vorhees, Michael Myers, Freddy Krueger, vicious furballs, creepy serial killers and, in Jennifer Aniston’s case, even evil leprechauns.
Looking for a scary flick… READ MORE »
What is coming to get you? I’m personally far more afraid of being abducted by aliens than I am of the Blair Witch, because duh, I hate camping and never intend to go. Maybe I would fit in better with the people of Montana. How about you? What is your most feared horror movie scenario? READ MORE »